Sumary of Fauci Supports A Vaccine Mandate For Domestic Air Travel—And So Do The Majority Of Americans:
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says a vaccine mandate for U.S. air travel makes sense.
- (Photo by Erin Scott) Getty Images Last week, the Biden administration ordered sweeping vaccine mandates for federal workers and businesses with more than 100 employees, but the government did not extend those mandates to air travelers.
- “We’re not taking any measures off the table,” Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response team coordinator, told reporters when asked about mandates for travelers at a news briefing.
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, recently voiced his support for a Covid-19 vaccination mandate for air travel.
- Last month, Canada issued a vaccine mandate for all domestic plane, train and cruise ship travel.
- But while some U.S. airlines have issued vaccine mandates for their employees, airline executives have consistently pushed back against introducing additional frictions such as mandatory pre-flight testing for passengers.